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Can't open tailgate....The handle had broken and I replaced it. After that it worked good for about a day...then it stopped working again. I have the panel off and it appears that the cable may have become detatched from the locking latch which has a black cover on it, so I cannot confirm..is there another way to release the latch? I have tried pulling the cable to emulate what the handle would do but with no result,that is why I beleive the cable has become detached from the latch.

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  • kreed568 Aug 04, 2008

    Can't open tailgate...cable slipped off handle and cannot figure out how latch can be opened from outside of car.



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    how to replace rear latch on 2002 toyota sequoia

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    The door latch handle broke. How do I replace the handle if I cannot open the tailgate?

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I have the same problem, I pull on the cable, the metal piece moves on the lock acuator but tailgate does not open. Seems like the ACUATOR is stuck in LOCK position and pulling on the cable does not help. Any way to manually force the ACUATOR to open? I can replace the ACUATOR if I can lift the tailgate up but I can't.

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You need to replace the latch on the tailgate. It is probably rusted internally. Removing the tailgate access panel and then raising the window will let you see it a bit to spray some WD-40 on it, this may prolong its life, but, when I have a broken handle cable, I automatically recommend to my customers to also replace the latch. The LATCH is causing all of the problems.

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